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Essence of Peru – April 5-15, 2024

Topics: DermatologyEndocrinology

Departing April 5th, 2024 - April 15th, 2024

Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary  sites, including  Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Few places can actually be called a “lost city”. Yet, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spanish Conquistadors and unknown to the outside world until 1911. Today, travellers come from around the globe to experience the most spectacular sight on the South American continent. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, this classic archeological treasure continues to intrigue researchers. Venture through the mountains and semi-tropical jungle during a spectacular train ride. After a day exploring, overnight at a luxury hotel for a chance to spend a second day at this ultimate bucket-list locale.

 

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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

Specialty:

Endocrinology

About The Speaker
Dr. Bebb started his career in Family Medicine before going on to specialize in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He found the intricacies of endocrine diseases interesting and the interaction with patients rewarding. His career spans 24 years of primarily clinical work both in academic settings and private practice. In addition to a broad experience in general endocrinology, he has two special interest areas: men’s hormonal health and the treatment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk reduction.  Dr. Bebb has also held academic appointments in administration and medical education. He served as acting head of Endocrinology and Metabolism at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He created the undergraduate endocrine medical education core curriculum modules at St Paul’s Hospital. He served as the University of British Columbia Endocrine Fellow’s Clinic coordinator and mentor from 1995 to 2002.  He is the recipient of awards for his teaching and research. He was co-recipient of an award for the number one rated Case Management Session at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in 2012., and the co-recipient of Top Poster award at Endocrine Society Meeting 2015.

Dr. Simraaj Powar

Dr. Simraaj Powar

Specialty:

GP Derm

About The Speaker

Dr. Simraaj Powar MB BCh BAO LRCSI LRCPI CFP PgDip (Derm), graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a medical degree and Bachelor of Obstetrics. The well-renowned program placed a strong emphasis on clinical skills, patient contact, and the application of medical knowledge. Dr. Powar subsequently completed her Family Medicine residency training at the University of Western Ontario. She completed dedicated rotations in Dermatology, General Surgery/Plastics, Minor Medical Procedures, and General Practice Dermatology. She was awarded the Schulich Learner Peer Award for her exceptional interest and enthusiasm for the learning needs of patients and students. Dr. Powar completed her postgraduate degree in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff, which awarded her the title of GP Derm.

Dr. Powar’s intrigue for Dermatology stems from the ideology that ‘the skin is the window to the body’, and often can be an indicator of underlying pathology, and a major component of a person’s idea of self. Additionally, she has a curious affinity for visual clinical diagnosis, as evidenced by her numerous publications in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. Dr. Powar encourages a patient-centered care model, understanding the importance of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to help a patient reach their goals.

Dr. Powar draws on her skills to create CME topics and presentations with focus on clinically relevant topics, practical approaches, and expanding confidence in procedural skills.

CME Topics

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a 10 Day CME Program in Peru. Dr. Richard Bebb is a veteran Sea Courses speaker and will present various topics in Endocrinology.  Dr. Simraaj Powar is a family physician who has a special interest in Women’s Health and Dermatology. The faculty has developed a program that will appeal to both family physicians and specialists.  These programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Dr. Bebb’s topics will include Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, male hypogonadism and adrenal disease. Dr. Powar  will discuss infertility, early pregnancy, acne, migraines, nail changes and dermatological procedures. Dr. Bebb  and Dr. Powar  look forward to seeing you in Peru.

Dr. Bebb

  • Oral Agents in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Non-Insulin Parenteral Pharmaceutical agents in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Recognition of Adrenal Disease

Dr. Simraaj Powar

  • Procedural Skills in Dermatology
  • Migraines and Neuromodulators
  • Acne and Oral Isotretinoin
  • Hair Loss
  • Nail Changes
  • Rosacea
   

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195
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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

Specialty:

Endocrinology

About The Speaker
Dr. Bebb started his career in Family Medicine before going on to specialize in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He found the intricacies of endocrine diseases interesting and the interaction with patients rewarding. His career spans 24 years of primarily clinical work both in academic settings and private practice. In addition to a broad experience in general endocrinology, he has two special interest areas: men’s hormonal health and the treatment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk reduction.  Dr. Bebb has also held academic appointments in administration and medical education. He served as acting head of Endocrinology and Metabolism at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He created the undergraduate endocrine medical education core curriculum modules at St Paul’s Hospital. He served as the University of British Columbia Endocrine Fellow’s Clinic coordinator and mentor from 1995 to 2002.  He is the recipient of awards for his teaching and research. He was co-recipient of an award for the number one rated Case Management Session at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in 2012., and the co-recipient of Top Poster award at Endocrine Society Meeting 2015.

Dr. Simraaj Powar

Dr. Simraaj Powar

Specialty:

GP Derm

About The Speaker

Dr. Simraaj Powar MB BCh BAO LRCSI LRCPI CFP PgDip (Derm), graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a medical degree and Bachelor of Obstetrics. The well-renowned program placed a strong emphasis on clinical skills, patient contact, and the application of medical knowledge. Dr. Powar subsequently completed her Family Medicine residency training at the University of Western Ontario. She completed dedicated rotations in Dermatology, General Surgery/Plastics, Minor Medical Procedures, and General Practice Dermatology. She was awarded the Schulich Learner Peer Award for her exceptional interest and enthusiasm for the learning needs of patients and students. Dr. Powar completed her postgraduate degree in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff, which awarded her the title of GP Derm.

Dr. Powar’s intrigue for Dermatology stems from the ideology that ‘the skin is the window to the body’, and often can be an indicator of underlying pathology, and a major component of a person’s idea of self. Additionally, she has a curious affinity for visual clinical diagnosis, as evidenced by her numerous publications in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. Dr. Powar encourages a patient-centered care model, understanding the importance of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to help a patient reach their goals.

Dr. Powar draws on her skills to create CME topics and presentations with focus on clinically relevant topics, practical approaches, and expanding confidence in procedural skills.

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary  sites, including  Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Few places can actually be called a “lost city”. Yet, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spanish Conquistadors and unknown to the outside world until 1911. Today, travellers come from around the globe to experience the most spectacular sight on the South American continent. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, this classic archeological treasure continues to intrigue researchers. Venture through the mountains and semi-tropical jungle during a spectacular train ride. After a day exploring, overnight at a luxury hotel for a chance to spend a second day at this ultimate bucket-list locale.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores, Lima

The Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores is located near the Miraflores and San Isidro Financial Center in Lima and features onsite dining and inviting guest rooms. The Garden Rooftop on the 18th floor is an exclusive location in the city with a spectacular panoramic view of the shore and the heart of Miraflores.

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley

Located in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, this hotel is ideal if you want to relax and be close to the main tourist attractions of the valley. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes and the hotel has games for children who can also feed the sheep. At night there are bonfires and you can view the stars and planets in the sky in the planetarium.

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes

Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel, named one of South America’s best hotels, is located at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu near the beautiful Vilcanota River, and offers impressive views of the mountains and landscapes. Recently refurbished with a contemporary interior inspired by thousands of years of Andean culture, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers five-star personalized luxury service, innovative Peruvian cuisine and a relaxing spa that features traditional indigenous treatments.

Hilton Garden Inn, Cusco

Take in hillside views near iconic Cusco attractions – the Centro Historico de Cusco, Cusco Cathedral, and Plaza de Armas are all within two kilometers. This hotel is just  four kilometers from the city center and Sacsayhuaman. Enjoy courtyard yoga sessions and the all-day restaurant.

GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno

Discover the unparalleled beauty of the city of Puno from the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca. Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in the Peruvian Andes, this accommodation invites you to enjoy an experience of relaxation throughout your stay. This hotel offers a complete and diverse range of services and facilities so that guests can make the most of an unforgettable stay in an environment that will take their breath away.

Tour Includes:

  • All internal Peru flights (economy)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included to Lima Airport
  • Roundtrip 1 day train ticket to Machu Picchu
  • All baggage handling
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
 

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
April 5th Arrive: Lima, Peru
April 6th Lima, Peru 8:30am-5:00pm
April 7th Lima, Peru
April 8th Sacred Valley, Peru
April 9th Sacred Valley, Peru
April 10th Aguas Calientes, Peru
April 11th Cusco, Peru
April 12th Cusco, Peru 3:30pm-6:30pm
April 13th Puno, Peru 2:00pm-6:00pm
April 14th Puno, Peru 5:00pm-7:00pm
April 15th Puno to Lima: Depart

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1     April 5       Arrive Lima, Peru      

Welcome to Peru, one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas." Arrive late this evening in Lima, the "City of Kings." Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores, Lima  

Day 2     April 6      Lima

After breakfast, register and attend your first CME sessions. Then break for lunch followed by another CME session. (B, L & D) Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores, Lima  

Day 3     April 7       Lima

Discover Lima’s fascinating history during a colonial tour through the historic city centre, a UNESCO World  Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Cathedral and Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas and visit the Casa de Aliaga – former house of the conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez – where the energy of colonial and republican Lima comes to life. See the fashionable suburbs of Barranco and Miraflores. (B) Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores, Lima    

Day 4     April 8  Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly to Cusco in the heart of Inca civilization. Journey through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the agricultural centre of their grand empire. While on route to your hotel, explore different towns in the valley, each a representation of the region’s unique culture. After a short lesson on the    local language, stop in Pisac village to browse the colorful handicraft market. Settle into your hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. (B) Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley 

Day 5    April 9  Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Incan settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect  ancient Incan architecture and heritage. Then, head to the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio where you’ll get first hand knowledge of this internationally renowned artist’s techniques and  designs, inspired by ancient Peruvian cultures. Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people and delve into their culture when you travel to a nearby Quechua community and interact with the locals. You’ll get a true taste of their daily life when participating in small group workshops that teach you traditional methods of growing, harvesting and weaving. Celebrate their culture as you learn their dances and listen to their musical instruments before enjoying a home-hosted farm-to-table lunch featuring local specialties. (B & L) Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley 

Day 6   April 10 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu

Climb aboard the train for breathtaking views through panoramic windows as you ride through the Andes to the “Lost City of the Incas”. Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu for a chance to further soak up its atmosphere. Enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration and learn how to craft the perfect Ceviche and Pisco Sour before your dinner featuring a Peruvian menu. (B & D) Accommodation: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Pichu

Day 7     April 11    Machu Picchu – Cusco

This morning, take advantage of free time and explore local markets in Aguas Calientes on your own. Return to the Sacred Valley by train. Upon arriving in Cusco, take time to explore the captivating city at your leisure. (B) Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Cusco, Cusco 

Day 8     April 12 Cusco 

Start your morning with a local guide on a tour of Cusco, visiting the San Pedro Market, the Koricancha temple, the central Plaza de Armas and the Cusco Cathedral. Later, it’s your choice. Travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress – OR – embark on a walking tour of San Blas, the traditional old quarter of Cusco, lined with restaurants and artisan shops. Then have leisure time until a late afternoon CME session. This evening you are treated to an authentic dinner highlighting local flavours in the heart of Cusco. (B & D) Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Cusco, Cusco 

Day 9     April 13 Cusco – Puno

This morning, fly to Puno, which hugs the shores of Lake Titicaca. Known as the birthplace of the Incan Empire, ancient legends say that life began here. Have time to meet locals and discover the history of the region as you explore the village centre before checking into your lakeside hotel, the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca. After checking in, we will have another late afternoon CME session. Tonight enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Accommodation: GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno

Day 10   April 14   Puno – Uros Floating Islands – Lake Titicaca – Chullpas de Sillustan – Puno

The Titicaca area, steeped in tradition and folklore, is the centre of Incan legends. Enjoy a morning cruise to the floating islands of the Uros people. Experience walking on the island’s spongy surface made from compacted beds of tortora reeds. Meet the locals  and learn about their history and lifestyle. Later, cruise to a local rustic village for a home -hosted meal and swap stories  with Peruvian families before visiting the mystical Chullpas de  Sillustani – an archaeological area boasting 13th century funerary monuments. End the afternoon with another CME session. (B & L) Accommodation: GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno

Day 11    April 15 Puno – Lima – Tour Ends

As the tour comes to a close, spend the remainder of your morning relaxing on the shores of Lake Titicaca before flying to Lima. Upon arrival, head to the Larco Museum, a former mansion built on the site of a pre Colombian temple. The museum offers a collection of over 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and precious metal artifacts. After this incredible trip through history, your tour concludes with a sumptuous farewell dinner on the grounds of the museum. Then depart for Lima’s airport for your flight home. (B & D)  

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